Mission To Host 4th Of July Celebration

Promotional sign for fourth of July celebration
Mission College is excited to invite you to our annual Summer Concert Series! Join us for a season of music, community, and fun in our Central Plaza, where the evenings will come alive with free, live performances under the open sky.


SANTA CLARA, CA -- The Santa Clara 4th of July Celebration will be held at Mission College's Central Plaza. This family-friendly event has everything you need to celebrate America's Independence Day in style.

From 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 4th, the Central Plaza will be the hub of exciting activities, delicious food, and spectacular entertainment.

Enjoy a fantastic lineup of food trucks offering a variety of delicious eats, from classic American fare to international delights. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for a relaxing picnic with friends and family. The day will be filled with fun activities, including lawn games and live entertainment featuring local bands and performers who will keep the energy high throughout the day.

People watching fireworks
Join us for the ultimate 4th of July community celebration at Mission College. This family-friendly event has everything you need to celebrate America's Independence Day in style.

The schedule of events kicks off at 4:00 p.m. with Mustache Harbor, a Yacht Rock band known for their spot-on renditions of the smoothest music from the 70's and 80's. This will be followed by a Flag Ceremony at 5:15 p.m., a performance by the Santa Clara Elite Dance Team at 5:45 p.m., and the Vanguard Music and Performing Arts at 6:30 p.m.

The evening’s headliner, David Martin's House Party, the Bay Area's premier party band, will take the stage from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. As the night culminates, prepare for a dazzling firework display from Great America at 9:40 p.m., accompanied by patriotic music.

Mission encourage attendees to bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets for comfort. Coolers are allowed but will be checked at the gates. Please note that pets (except registered service animals), staked umbrellas or canopies, BBQs, alcohol (per Mission College rules), and weapons are prohibited.

This spectacular event is brought to you by the City of Santa Clara, Mission College, Silicon Valley Power, and Great America, with the fireworks show partially funded by a Santa Clara County Fireworks Grant.

Firework viewing from Mission College’s Central Plaza will feature patriotic music. Free speech areas are designated outside the venue perimeter to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all attendees.

Don’t miss this chance to experience the magic of music and community. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Benjamin Demers
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
[email protected] 
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